WAVE Workshop – 15th European AIDS Conference, Barcelona - October 21, 2015

 

The EACS WAVE workshop promoting the welfare of HIV positive women in Europe took place on October 21, 2015 from 13:30 to 17:00 at the 15th European AIDS Conference in Barcelona

Chairs:

  • Fiona Mulcahy (Ireland)
  • Anna Maria Geretti (United Kingdom)

 

Welcome and Introduction -- Fiona Mulcahy (Ireland) 

 

Session 1 - Chairs: Karoline Aebi-Popp (Switzerland); Jane Anderson (United Kingdom)

Plenary 1: Gender, Socio-Economic Factors, and HIV Treatment Outcomes      

Determinants of treatment outcomes in HIV-positive women, with a focus on socio-economic factors

Fiona Lampe (United Kingdom)

Plenary 2: Strengthening the PMTCT Programme to Minimise Vertical Transmission of HIV and HBV in Cameroon

Researching HIV outcomes where resources are constrained

Judith Ndongo Torimiro (Cameroon)

Case Study 1: Factors Associated with Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1 in Romania: Is Postnatal HIV Infection Still a Risk?!

Covering issues related to HIV transmission, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and care issues pertinent to Eastern Europe - emphasis on lessons to be learned/how things could have been done better

Cristiana Oprea (Romania)

Q&A: Improving Outcomes

Fiona Lampe (United Kingdom)

Judith Ndongo Torimiro (Cameroon)

Cristiana Oprea (Romania)

 

Session 2 - Chairs: Annette Haberl (Germany); Margaret Johnson (United Kingdom)

Plenary 3: How Does Contraceptive Use Increase the Risk of HIV Acquisition?

Emerging issues in contraception (including but not limited to drug interactions and address depo-provera and HIV transmission issues)

Giovanni Di Perri (Italy)

Case Study 2: Tackling Challenges in Long-Term Treatment

Care issues relevant to older women

Teresa Branco (Portugal)

Q&A

Giovanni Di Perri (Italy)

Teresa Branco (Portugal)

 

Session 3 - Chairs: Elisabeth Crafer (United Kingdom); Antonella d'Arminio Monforte (Italy)

Plenary 4: HPV-related Cancers and Their Prevention in HIV-positive Women

Focus on new data on cervical cancers, anal cancer and other HIV-related cancers, and vaccination-related issues

Déborah Konopnicki (Belgium)

Case Study 3: Missed Opportunities

Covering the patient's experience of how "things could have gone better" in terms of care received

Ophelia Haanyama (Sweden)

Q&A

Déborah Konopnicki (Belgium)

Ophelia Haanyama (Sweden)

The Next Steps -- Fiona Mulcahy (Ireland)

Educational Programme

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EACS Treatment Guidelines updated

The EACS Treatment Guidelines 8.1 and the app are available for free on

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16th European AIDS Conference

Online registration, abstract submission, scholarship applications, and accommodation booking are open.

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